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The girl from the workhouse - Lynn Johnson

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Title
The girl from the workhouse
Author
Lynn Johnson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Canelo Hera
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200917

Even in the darkest of times, she never gave up hope

Staffordshire, 1911. Ginnie Jones's childhood is spent in the shadow of the famous Potteries, living with her mother, father and older sister Mabel. But with Father's eyesight failing, money is in short supply, and too often the family find their bellies aching with hunger. With no hope in sight, Ginnie is sent to Haddon Workhouse.

Separated from everything she has known, Ginnie has to grow up fast, earning her keep by looking after the other children with no families of their own. When she meets Clara and Sam, she hopes that she has made friends for life until tragedy strikes, snatching away her newfound happiness.

Leaving Haddon three years later, Ginnie finds work as a mouldrunner at the Potteries, but never stops thinking about her friends in the workhouse - especially Sam, now a caring, handsome young man. When Sam and Ginnie are reunited, their bond is as strong as ever - until Sam is sent to fight in WW1. Faced with uncertainty, can Ginnie find the joy that she's never had? Or will her heart be broken once again?

An emotional, uplifting and nostalgic family saga that will make you smile, while tugging on your heart-strings. Fans of Sheila Newberry, Kitty Neale and Sheila Riley will love this beautiful read.

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Lynn Johnson left school with no qualifications. With determination and hard work, she ended her career as a Human Resources Manager with a large County Council. Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, she now lives in Orkney with her husband and six cats. The Girl from the Workhouse is her debut novel. Lynn is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st paperback ed
Keyword Index
Staffordshire (England) - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
352

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